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The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840
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The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Andrew R. Holmes

Abstract

Until now, scholars of Ulster Presbyterianism have focused upon internal theological debates, institutions, and the political implications of Presbyterian theology as a way to explain the origins of the United Irish movement and the swift conversion of Presbyterians to support for the Union with Great Britain thereafter. This book breaks new ground by considering the religious beliefs and practices of Presbyterians in their own right. It examines the various forms of public and private religiosity in order to determine how the community should be characterized. By stressing the integrity and i ... More

Keywords: Ulster, Ireland, Presbyterian, evangelicalism, popular religion, popular culture, public worship, Synod of Ulster, seceders, covenanters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew R. Holmes, author
Research Fellow, Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast
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